There are on the political left many naive but well meaning souls who simply can't understand all the fuss about civil liberties. Suckled at the teats of the State, the belief that it's fine for the State to use any degree of power because it's for our own good is in their bones. So far they've dismissed a vast national groundswell of disquiet as 'crankish' or the concerns of the 'tinfoil cap brigade'.
Today the ex-head of MI5 condemns Labour's intrusive State and the news leads the BBC's broadcasts.
The International Committee of Jurists has also just condemned the application of terror laws in the UK and the US.
And the House of Lords published a considered and well-reasoned opinion that damned Labour's Surveillance State.
How many more serious voices will it take before those naive do-gooders on the left who deny that there's anything to worry about actually start to use their little grey cells?
The tinfoil-cap brigade are no longer those who condemn our country's transformation into a Police State, but those who continue to deny it.